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Mrs. Ruby Shealey

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/16/2014 2:20:00 PM

Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Shealey of Dadeville, Alabama will be Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement

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Lake Martin home total loss after fire Saturday

WSFA 12

Date: 9/16/2014 8:45:00 AM

The Real Island Fire Department says homeowners are picking up the pieces after a fire that occurred Saturday at Lake Martin. Officials say they believe the fire was started by lighting in the attic of the home. A passerby in a boat noticed the flames

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Man drowns in Lake Martin

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/12/2014 11:04:00 PM

Law enforcement officials confirmed that a man drowned in Lake Martin Friday evening, but few specific details were released. While officials confirmed that a male body was recovered, the name of the victim, where he was from or the circumstances

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Sail away with the Auburn Sailing Club

Auburn Plainsman

Date: 9/12/2014 4:26:00 PM

Competition is not a requirement, however. Members can also relax and learn how to sail for fun. The club practices Sundays at Lake Martin year-round. Spring is usually the start of racing season. Competitions are suspended after Thanksgiving and begin

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ARISE answers the call for those in need of transportation

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/11/2014 7:08:00 AM

When area residents need a ride, one Lake Martin Area United Way agency is there to answer the call. ARISE, Inc. is a public transportation agency based in Alexander City that serves many areas throughout Tallapoosa County. “We are public transportation

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 880 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in the central part of the state of Alabama (U.S.) in the counties of Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa. It is a 39,180 acre lake with 700 miles (1,200 km) of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin was formed after the completion of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Martin Dam generates hydroelectric power and is owned and operated by Alabama Power. After construction of the dam in 1926, Lake Martin was the largest man-made lake in the world.

Lake Martin is a popular recreation lake for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The lake is known for having clear water with some locations having visiblity of 15 vertical feet. Waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located around the lake and have direct access to the shoreline. The shoreline is regulated by Alabama Power Company.

Boating access areas and marinas are numerous on Lake Martin.


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